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University invests £200,000 into scholarships for students

15 June 09

The University of Bradford has invested £200,000 in a range of scholarships for students starting in September 2009, which aims to help their finances in the current economic climate.

The University will be offering several different types of scholarships that students can benefit from including the 'University of Bradford Investing in Community and Excellence Scholarships', which will award £1,500 a year to students who have made outstanding achievements in sport, the arts, volunteering, enterprise and the environment. 

The University will also be awarding the scholarship called the 'University of Bradford Academic Excellence Scholarships'. This scholarship will be awarded for students who have already gained, or who expected to achieve outstanding results in their A-Level or BTEC academic subjects.

Other scholarships will be available for students from countries that are in crisis due to conflict, unstable government regimes or that have suffered catastrophic natural disasters.  This funding should allow gifted students who otherwise would not be in the position to finance a degree, access to the benefits of an education at the University, which will help them realise their potential. 

Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships Officer, Sarah Verbickas, said: "I am really excited that the University has decided to make such a significant investment in its prospective students, especially in the current economic climate.  These scholarships will contribute to our diverse student community and allow us to celebrate the achievements of our students.  They will also hopefully make a real difference in enabling students to access Higher Education and contribute to their financial security whilst they are studying." 

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15 June 09

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Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.